Oat Milk has grown in popularity in recent years as more people steer towards more plant based diets.  Many fans of the drink though are also always looking for ways to make thier own homemade version of it. 

A popular oats milk brand Oatly, has been in hot water after it was revealed that the company receives funds from a private equity firm, Blackstone, that has links to Donald Trump and has been accused of contributing to deforestation in the Amazon, which the firm has denied. In a statement shared on Twitter, Oatly responded that Blackstone may be an “unexpected choice”, but that its investment “will help us expand our sustainable mission and create more plant-based products”.


However, many fans of the brand have responded by vowing to boycott it entirely.

“Just learned that @oatly @OatlyUK who I actually really enjoy is tied to the Blackstone Group who is aiding in destroying the Amazon. Can anything just be good?” tweeted writer Aja Barber.
Many people replied that the news was “disheartening” while others said they would no longer buy products from the brand.
Aside from Oatly, there aren’t a huge number of oat milk brands available  hence why people are now looking for ways to recreate the drink at home.

It’s weirdly not that difficult to make your own, here’s a recipe: 
  • 1 cup of rolled oats
  • 4 cups of water
  • 1 pinch of salt

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  • Put all of your ingredients into a blender and leave for one minute
  • Get a cheesecloth or a T-shirt (make sure it’s clean) and use this to filter your milk into a bowl, passing the liquid through it and squeezing the material if neccessary to get all of the excess liquid out.
  • Repeat this process once again to make sure your oat milk is as silky smooth as possible and is free from any pulp
If you want to create a slightly sweetened oat milk, simply add a splash of vanilla extract or a tablespoon of maple syrup.
You can also make your oat milk thicker if you like by adding more oats and less water to your initial mixture.
Your homemade oat milk should be stored in a sealed container and will keep in the fridge for five days.